With over 300 days a year of sunshine, students, faculty, and staff of St. John’s College fretted this morning. It was a gorgeous gray sky, filled with cumulus cloud upon cumulus cloud, like a breeding ground for fluffy cauliflowers.
In Santa Fe the eclipse would be visible from 10:22am to 1:15pm, reaching maximum coverage at 11:46am. There must have been at least five different ways to view the eclipse, but the clouds were thick. The faculty and students set up pinhole boxes, telescopes of various sizes, and re-purposed other lab equipment trying to get different views. There were paper eclipse glasses everywhere too, an invitation for all in the community, to come and look.
The clouds parted in between rolls of thunder. Glimpses were had by all!